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Despite expert recommendations to adopt a population policy, Australian governments continue to resist. Scott Cresswell/flickr

Australia doesn’t have a population policy – why?

Considering all the aspects of life in Australia that are affected by population, it's remarkable that the nation doesn't have a national policy on it.

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Moving the masses

When cars, trucks, bikes and pedestrians come together at an intersection, design makes the difference between collisions and safety. pxhere

We can design better intersections that are safer for all users

Collisions at intersections between motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians cause many deaths and injuries. Design that considers how each group approaches intersections improves everyone's safety.

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Liveable cities

The same things tend to make people happy - such as nature and colour. (Jardin des Curiosités, Lyon, France) Léonard Cotte/Unsplash

Look up #happycity and here’s what you’ll find

We searched Instagram for city images people associated with happiness. And they consistently included similar features, such as water, nature and heritage buildings.

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